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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Dec 15, 2006 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: europe 72

I will have to agree with Bryan E on this one. in the days when I could not count on having Internet soundboards handy I would always try to play something from Europe 1972 to get anyone interested in going to a show.

The first time i heard Ramble on Rose from this album was like a religious experience. Which reminds me 'You win again' was pretty sweet too!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 15, 2006 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: europe 72

gotta agree with Bryan also - didn't sound too sterile to me at all in the days of vinyl - sounded mighty damn FINE :)

still like it too

but then again, who am i to say, i still don't think Cornell 77 is overrated either ;)

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 15, 2006 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: europe 72

Thanks, Chris. Sorry I got so pissy the other day. Either too much caffeine or not enough. But I'm trying to be a better person.

I just hope nobody gives me a hard time about the St. Louis Cardinals.

I'd better sign off for now, though. It's our eighth wedding anniversary today, and I need to spend some quality time with beloved wife.

That is supposed to say MY beloved wife. Otherwise it sounds like Borat.

This post was modified by BryanE on 2006-12-15 23:22:38

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Poster: Chris Freedom Date: Dec 15, 2006 4:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: europe 72

Enjoy Brother!

I hope your Cardinals got some Japanese mojo lined up for next year. The RED BIRDS have been playing great ball for awhile now, they certainly earned the series.

I get zealous over the Dead myself from time to time. I've never met a head who doesn't.(SEE my post on BRENT)

"Together more or less in line"

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Poster: orchiddoctor Date: Dec 15, 2006 3:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: europe 72

Ditto on the anniversary, Bryan.

As I said in my yes and no, Europe '72 was a godsend back then (Fall of '72 if I recall correctly). No one had any idea that there were overdubs or cared about its "sterile" quality. It is a hybrid of sorts--sounds like a studio l.p as much as a live l.p. No disputing the songs or the playing. No disputing the Truckin--Prelude and the Epilogue --Morning Dew. But the full version from May 26 is a revelation.
Brilliant music.

My negative comments are meant in retrospect. If Europe '72 were released today, I'd still snag a copy. I'd rank it as one of their best. (My top five: American Beauty, LIVE/DEAD,
Workingman's Dead, Wake of the Flood, Europe '72).

Still, we do have all this material from the time, and you can't (well, you can if you want to!) deny that it is a fuller experience to listen to these.

I would never EVER be critical of LIVE/DEAD, but the full Dark Star suite complete with Mountains of the Moon is a treasure. Is it better than the LIVE/DEAD composite? (Did we even have a clue that it was a composite?)

Yes and no.

Hindsight, I like to say, is 50-50.

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 15, 2006 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: europe 72

Happy Anniversary man!

Enjoy it.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 15, 2006 3:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: europe 72

Happy anniversary dude - and congrats

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